Prepared Testimony by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: New Beginnings: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Obama Administration

April 22, 2009

Our priorities are clear. We are deploying the tools of diplomacy and development along with military power. We are securing historic alliances, working with emerging regional powers, and seeking new avenues of engagement. We are addressing the existing and emerging challenges that will define our century: climate change, weak states, criminal cartels, nuclear proliferation, terrorism, poverty, and disease. And we are advancing our values and interests by promoting human rights and fostering conditions that allow every individual to live up to their God-given potential.